Department of Mechanical and Manufacturing Page 3
With the relentless improvements in technology the older machinery are being replaced by newmachinery. The handling of such highly sophisticated machines, no longer remains the work of asemi skilled person. It has opened a new horizon for young graduate engineers. But to contributein an efficient and meaningful manner towards completion of the assigned task, at the industry,suitable training is needed.
The knowledge of the system, as a whole, is a must for an engineer to do the trouble shooting inthe smallest possible time so that production is not affected.Therefore, industrial training plays a vital role in developing practical knowledge. Thus,industrial training is not only an academic requirement but a professional necessity too.I’ am honored to have been a part of the team, which built Manipal University’s first FormulaSociety of Automotive Engineers (FSAE) race car. This project, as a part of one of the first projects of the University under the Conceive, Design, Implement and Operate (CDIO) paradigmserved as the platform for rigorous industrial training for the team members. The car was built atthe work shop of Indian racing enthusiast Mr. B Vijayakumar at the Kari Motor Speedway inCoimbatore.In this practical training report I have tried my best to introduce and explain all the importantsections of the massive project, of which I have been a part for the past two and a half years.